Mrs Harvey, Sixth Form Support
I’m Mrs Harvey and I am part of the Sixth Form team. I have been working with young people for over 12 years and love the energy and excitement that they bring to each day.
You can usually find me in my office which is based within the Sixth Form centre. I am always available to listen and to support our young people. Studying A levels can be a challenging experience even beyond the academic pressures this presents. My role is to work with individual students and the wider Sixth Form community to ensure every student gets the support they need to grow in confidence, to flourish and to succeed at Denmark Road.
I work with students for a variety of reasons including academic mentoring and pastoral support. This could include developing positive working habits and developing skills in planning and organisation. It could be on a personal level, offering that much needed listening ear. Throughout my years there has been one incontrovertible constant: Any issue, whether big or small, can be overcome by working through it together. I am here to do just that.
Vicki Stokes: Year 12 Progress and Well-being Coordinator
I love my job! I’m proud to be able to work with my exceptional tutor team to support our young people through two of the most important, challenging and exciting years of their lives.
Our Sixth Form values the individual
In my role I have been privileged to work with our Year 12 students to design and deliver a tutor programme that is bespoke to their needs. This has included study skills, mentoring, competitions and our highly successful stress-busting programme. These mindfulness sessions culminated in the inaugural ‘de-stress afternoon' where the whole of Year 12 took the opportunity to try new activities, go for lunch, play sport or in one particular case teach their pet to snowboard!
Developing student leaders
he Sixth Form is a close-knit community where everyone feels welcome. We encourage, develop and support our students to take the initiative and explore opportunities they are interested in. That could be becoming a house captain or prefect, finding a top work experience placement, arranging a sports tour or succeeding in gaining a place at the best university or apprenticeship for them.
I love what I do and ensure that I have my own ways to de-stress. My favourite past-times include representing Swindon Hockey Ladies 1sts every Saturday - come rain or shine - or simply enjoying family time being kept on my toes by my daughter, Amelie, who is one.
Caroline Dunnett: Year 13 Progress and Well-being Coordinator
It is a real honour and privilege to be the Progress and Wellbeing Co-ordinator of Year 13 at Denmark Road High School. Not only do I get to work with a dedicated and caring of team of tutors, but also have the support of our student support Mrs Harvey who generously gives of her time to advise students in myriad of situations.
I have worked in the teaching profession since graduating as a teacher in the 1990s. I have worked at variety fo different schools and communities and I can honestly say that there is no better than Denmark Road. It felt like coming home, teaching students who really want to learn and want to engage not only in my own subject, RS, but in the wider community too.
AS PWC Year 13 I have supported students through the UCAS process. Supporting with choices, courses, references and using Unifrog which supports the application process. We as a school continue to support students post A level with their UCAS applications.
I also co-ordinate the competitive applications whether apprenticeships, Oxbridge, medics or physiotherapy, I have devised a bespoke support network for students who need additional preparation for interviews or courses that are highly competitive.
I support our students in preparing for external exams, developing good time management, as well as providing discussion and challenge activities during tutor time. We run a leadership programme though senior team, senior prefects and house officials, but in fact every student gets the chance to develop their own skills, though their two years at Denmark Road Sixth Form. This is important to me and the school and I practice what I preach by continuing to sing with GCS and Three Choirs on a weekly basis, to hone my own musical performance skills.